Norman S. Oberstein


Norman S. Oberstein is a Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate of the University of Iowa and an Order of the Coif graduate of the Berkeley School of Law, University of California (formerly Boalt Hall), where he participated as a member of the Board of Editors for the California Law Review.  Norman was a senior partner in the litigation department and a managing member of the Beverly Hills law firm of Kaplan, Livingston, Goodwin, Berkowitz & Selvin.

In January 1982, Norman formed his own firm, and in April 2006, he merged his practice with Gipson Hoffman & Pancione, where he is Of Counsel to the firm.  Norman is also the chairman of the board of an active nonprofit 501(c)(3) private foundation ( and has many years of experience in this area of practice.

Norman’s legal career has been devoted to the litigation of complex business disputes in a wide array of general business, entertainment, intellectual property, and trust and estate matters.  Norman has successfully handled many high-profile cases, including family law matters.


J.D., University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
     Order of the Coif.
     Omicron Delta Kappa
B.A. University of Iowa
     Magna Cum Laude.
     Phi Beta Kappa.

Bar & Professional Memberships

The State Bar of California.
United States Supreme Court.
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
United States District Court, Central District of California.

Practice Areas

Trusts & Estates